Sharjah Lines Workshop


Date: Saturday 23 Apr, 2016 - Saturday 30 Apr, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: 1971-Design Space, The Flag Island, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Fees: AED 50

Sharjah Lines Workshop

Postcards/Posters Design


By Dr. Shaima Elbardawil and Zena Adhami

From University of Sharjah, College of Fine Arts and Design

23 & 30 April, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees: AED 50 (inclusive for both dates).


This workshop will trigger your experiences and creativity by inviting you to investigate visually Sharjah's cultural identity. During this workshop participants will be encouraged to explore the rich culture of Sharjah through decoding its visual narratives using memory. Using illustration, typography, and collage among other forms of expression, you will be invited to recreate an experience you have of the city using Design. Join this workshop and explore Sharjah, differently. 

OUTCOMES: Printed Posters and/or Postcards and/or Murals. 

To register please contact 1971 – Design Space on +971 6 528 4644 or by e-mail at


Participants are required to have basic skills any design software, and to bring their own laptops/tablet to the workshop.



Illustrator or any design software

Other materials will be provided at the workshop


Basic sketching and design skills


Dr. Shaima Elbardawil:

is a Jordanian visual communication practitioner, researcher, and educator. Dr. Shaima received her Doctorate (2013) degree from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham – United Kingdom. One of her research interests is the exploration of the essential visual communication requirements for various types of users with specific focus on those who belong to various cultural backgrounds. Cultural representation and signifying practices have been central to her practice,research and education philosophies throughout her career.

Zena Adhami:

U.A.E. born and raised Graphic Artist, currently residing in Dubai. She received her MFA in Design Communication from Califor nia College of the Arts in San Francisco. She has worked in Publishing and Design in Dubai, and co-founded several publications in the Middle East. Adhami taught and practiced Design in Jordan, Dubai and San Francisco, topics such as: Typography, Creative Arts, Publishing and Design Psychology. Her research interests in Design are in the areas of Design as an experimentation, and Designing Memories.